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Iraqi forces retake town in Kirkuk from Daesh

IRAQI FORCES RETAKE TOWN IN KIRKUK FROM DAESH

Iraqi forces have announced the recapture of a town in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, from Daesh, one of the group's last enclaves in the country.

"The Hawija district has been retaken from Daesh," said a written statement on Thursday by Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Yarullah.

Last Friday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launch of the second phase of ongoing operations to retake Hawija.

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